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GESIS Panel - Standard Edition

Version
27.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • GESIS
Publication Date
2018-08-14
Contributor
  • GESIS Panel Team (Researcher)
  • Recruitment Interview: TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, Munich Following Waves: GESIS Panel (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Political Parties, Organizations
    • Work and Industry
    • Patterns of Consumption
    • Saving, Investment of Money
    • Community, Living Environment
    • University, Research, the Sciences
    • Medicine
    • Leisure
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Economic Systems
    • Person, Personality, Role
    • Natural Environment, Nature
Description
  • Abstract

    The GESIS Panel provides a probability-based mixed-mode access panel infrastructure located at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Mannheim, Germany. The project offers the social science community an opportunity to collect survey data from a representative sample of the German population. Submitted study proposals are evaluated based on a scientific review process. Panel members were initially recruited in 2013 in face-to-face interviews followed by a self-administered profile survey. The mode was chosen by the participants. All participants of the profile survey are considered as members of the panel and invited to the bi-monthly regular waves. The starting cohort encompassed 4900 panelists at the beginning of 2014. In order to compensate for panel attrition, a refreshment sample was drawn in 2016, using the General Social Survey (ALLBUS) interview as vehicle. The initial cohort encompasses German speaking respondents aged between 18 and 70 years (at the time of recruitment) and permanently residing in Germany, whereas the second cohort includes respondents from the age of 18 without upper restriction. The ALLBUS Sample is based on a disproportional sampling of respondents from the western and eastern part of Germany. A design weight that enables integration of the two recruitment cohorts is included into the dataset. For more details, please see the methods reports of the recruitment processes and die GESIS Panel reference paper (Bosnjak et al., 2017). The following description of the contents begins with the most recent wave. Part of every survey for all respondents (except in the Recruitment Interview): mode of invitation; mode of participation; date of the beginning an the end of the fieldwork; break during the survey and its duration; date, on which the questionnaire was completed; estimated duration; mode of participation; place of participation (at home or somewhere else); duration of the questionnaire (online); page history; last completed page (online); time needed to complete each page (online); date of receipt; shape and version of the received questionnaire (offline); AAPOR wave code; disposition code (online); conceptual stimulus of the question (through wave bb); comprehensability of the questions; from on wave bc: difficulties in answering the questions; other people present during the interview; respondents feedback (Welcoming Interview and from on wave ba); Browser information: User Agent String (UAS); from on wave cb: experimental variable: groups; from on wave ec: recruitment cohort and weight; survey evaluation (part of every panel wave): respondents evaluation of the questionnaire. Wave db closes with study zq on survey evaluation, which is a GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study and is part of every panel wave. Respondents paradata are documented in a separate csv file (see codebook). Wave fa: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Subjective well-being: happy with the previous life; happy in the current life and expectation in one year; satisfaction with the previous life; general satisfaction with life and expectation in one year; importance of selected areas of life (family, work, leisure, friends, neighbourhood, financial situation and health); satisfaction with the aforementioned areas of life; general emotional state in the last week (depressed or depressed, strained, restless asleep, happy, lonely, enjoying life, sad, lacking motivation); comparative person in relation to the own family (work colleagues, family member, friends, neighbours); perceived importance of the family for this person and satisfaction of this person with the own family; comparative person in relation to the personal financial situation; perceived importance of the financial situation for this person and satisfaction of this person with the own financial situation. Ranking scale for life satisfaction: evaluation of the life changes overall in the last year; evaluation of the changes in the areas of family, work, leisure, friends, neighbourhood, financial situation and health. Development and consequences of narcissism: narcissism tendency (great, famous in the future, special person, annoyed when you steal the show, enjoy success, malicious joy); narcissism latency (attract attention in conversations, great personality, competitors should fail, enjoy inferiority of other people, react irritably to criticism, want to be the focus); narcissism manifestation (most people do not achieve anything, others are worth nothing, special person, the center of attention, most people are failure, dexterous in dealing with others). Ethnic and German identity of natives and immigrants: attitude towards German culture (scale: Time spent to find out more about it, sense of belonging, clear what belonging means, actively done something to better understand it, informed by others about it, attachment, negative feelings, desire to belong to other culture, aversion, pride); further culture of origin; attitude to culture of origin (scale); frequency of personal disadvantage because of culture of origin; importance of identification with a culture. Scope and characteristics of national and international mobility experiences: previously abroad; visited no country in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Oceania; age at first visit to another country; ever lived abroad; age when respondent first lived in another country; total time spent abroad in the last ten years; reasons for travelling abroad; not particularly familiar with any country other than Germany; ever in another federal state; reasons for travelling to another federal state; not familiar with any federal state other than the place of residence; frequency of moving to another city or community. Wave ef: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences: attitude towards surveys in general (scale); opinion on participation in the GESIS Society Monitor in 2017; overall rating of GESIS Society Monitor surveys and school grade; GESIS Society Monitor recommendation probability to friends; membership in online panels; number of memberships in online panels; Internet access and use: possession of stationary computer/PC, laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; frequency of use of these devices; Internet access with these devices from home and on the road; panel participation preferences: probability of participation per paper questionnaire, stationary computer / PC or laptop, tablet PC and smartphone; preferred participation mode. Demography (update): sex; age (year of birth); German citizenship; foreign citizenship; marital status (categories combined); permanent partner; household with partner; highest general school leaving certificate; highest vocational training certificate; university degree; type of university degree; current educational status (vocational training or studies); household size; children under 16 years of age in the household; number of children under 16 years of age; monthly net income (classified); net household income (classified). ALLBUS time series in short time intervals: political interest; satisfaction with democracy; Identification: national pride; tax cuts versus more money for social services; politicians don´t care what people think; trust in playing an active role in political issues; politics so complicated that nothing is understood; politicians try to represent the interests of the population; income differences as an incentive for personal services; differences in rank between people are acceptable; social differences in the country are fair; educational opportunities according to talent and abilities for all; assessment of conflict potential between selected groups (political left and political right, young and old, rich and poor, foreigners and Germans, Christians and Muslims); attitude towards foreigners living in Germany (scale: should adapt lifestyle, send foreigners back to their homeland in case of job shortage, prohibit any political activity, should choose spouses among their own compatriots); attitude to Islam (scale: exercise of the Islamic faith in Germany should be restricted, Islam fits into German society, presence of Muslims in Germany leads to conflicts, Islamic communities should be observed by the state, no reservations against Muslim mayors in one´s own community, among Muslims many religious fanatics); trust in institutions (justice, television, newspapers, federal government, political parties, European Commission). German Panel Survey: party identification and strength of party identification; agreement on Germany´s economic and financial crisis assistance for other EU member states; recall of the 2014 European elections; left-right self-assessment; left-right assessment of the parties CDU, CSU, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen und Alternative für Deutschland (AfD); opinion on European unification; Classification of the aforementioned parties with regard to their attitude to European unification; satisfaction with the performance of the Federal Government; satisfaction with the decisions of the EU; assessment of the responsibility of the German Federal Government and the European Union for the economic situation in Germany; probability of choosing the parties CDU/CSU, SPD, FDP, Die Linke, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen and Alternative für Deutschland (AfD). Attitude towards refugees: Compassion for refugees; sympathy for refugees; significance of refugees for personal values, for personal prosperity, for collective values, for collective prosperity, (threat vs. enrichment); cooperation with refugees conceivable; preference for refugees in the living environment. Wave ee: Topics: GESIS Panel Core Study Module Media Usage. GESIS Panel Core Study Module Work and Leisure: job satisfaction; occupation: amount of seated activity, amount of social contact; job description (eg. work fast, high workload, many technical malfunctions while working, organizational problems); leadership position; temporary contract; hours agreed; hours actual; occupation; sector (NACE); satisfaction with leisure time. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update: activity if not gainfully employed. Democracy Divided: People, Politicians, and the Politics of Populism in Germany in 2017: interest in politics; political effectiveness; impact of migration; German Identity; corruption among German politicians; demand for government measures to reduce income disparities; assessment of the work of the Federal Government; party represents political views; party which represents political views the most; assessment of the economic situation in Germany; participation in the parliamentary elections 2017 and 2013; election decision parliamentary elections 2017 and 2013 (first vote, second vote); assessment of political parties; assessment of politicians; left-right classification of political parties; left-right-selfplacement; satisfaction with democracy in Germany; party identification. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups (Muslims, foreigners, refugees, Sinti and Roma); overall assessment; feelings in general towards ethnic minority groups; cultural diversity; comparison of the economic situation of Germans with the economic situation of Muslims and other minority groups living in Germany; relationship to the group of Germans (proud to be German, to be German is part of personality); vote for political parties forcing assimilation or advocating for representation of Muslims and other minority groups. Wave ed: Topics: Psychological self-characterization (Big 5: reserved, trustful, lazy, relaxed, little artistic interest, sociable, critical, thorough, nervous, active imagination); personal preferences (scale): conservation of nature, highlighting one´s own achievements, forming of opinion, traditionalism, tolerance, wealth, strong state, acquisition of knowledge, helping people, giving new experiences, giving instructions for action, following laws, taking care of others´ needs, freedom of action, desire for recognition of one´s own performance, justice, fathoming things). Faith and religion: current or previous membership in a church or religious community; frequency of visits to church, mosque, synagogue or church; frequency of prayer in the last month; self-assessment of religiosity. Self-characterization willpower: willpower after exertion (pause after strong concentration, energy exhausted after mental activity, full strength after strenuous task, inexhaustible, recovery after strenuous activity, full strength for further activities); Resisting willpower to resist temptation, abandoning bad habits, laziness, saying inappropriate things, doing bad things, desire for more self-discipline, pleasure hinders work, difficult to focus, working effectively towards goals, doing wrong things, not thinking through alternatives, rejecting bad things, iron self-discipline; current state (exhausted vs. full of energy). Climate change in the polar region: knowledge about melting of polar ice; concerns about melting of polar ice; willingness to drive less. Children: own or adopted children; number of own or adopted children; stepchildren, foster children or children of the partner in the household; number of stepchildren, foster children or children of a partner in the household. Gender roles (same intimate relationship of a full-time employed mother to her toddler as a non-working mother, full-time gainful employment of both partners as best division of labour in the family, toddler suffers when mother is working, man full-time employed and woman cares about household and children, working mother well for a child, both partners part-time, full-time employed father cannot take care of his children sufficiently, responsibility for household should lie with the woman in the case of full-time employed parents, same intimate relationship of a full-time employed father to his toddler as a non-working father). Intention and decision to participate in elections (Sunday question). Wave ec: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Environmental attitudes and behavior. ALLBUS time series in short time intervals. The short version of the German Big Five Inventory 2. Improving recall of past political behaviour. Attitude towards refugees scale. Wave eb: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Political and Social Participation. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Bias in web surveys of the general population, demonstrated using health status. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave ea: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Subjective Well-Being. A Ranking Measure of Life Satisfaction. Experiment on justice language. The determinants of pro-environmental behavior - attitudes, identity and the framing of sustainable consumption. Attitude towards refugees scale. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave df: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Panel-Attrition within the GESIS-Panel An Empirical Test of an Extended Rational Choice Model. ALLBUS time series in short time intervals. Wave de: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – media usage. GESIS Panel Core Study - work and leisure. GESIS Panel Core Study - annual update of socio-demography. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Materialism and quality of life. Wave dd: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – personality and personal values. Perception of time. The standard of living approach to the measurement of poverty. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Conceptions of democracy and preferences over democratic procedures. The determinants of pro-environmental behavior. Wave dc: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Environmental attitudes and behavior. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Social and political participation. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Threat perception and political trust. Attitudes towards alternative partnership arrangements. Party identification revised - Measuring party identification within the social identity framework. Wave db: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module Political and social participation: political participation; media use for political information; use of internet for political and social purposes; participation in organizations; salience of politics; efficacy; norms of citizenship; political trust; satisfaction with democracy; left right self-placement; political attitudes. Islamophobia and the fear of terrorist attacks. Attitudes towards TTIP and their determinants. The standard of living approach to the measurement of poverty. Stability and relevance of disintegration. Attitudes towards ethnic minority groups. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres; general life satisfaction. Wave da: GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module subjective well-being. A ranking measure of life satisfaction. The Role of Expectations and consumer’s behavior for the effectiveness of unconventional monetary and fiscal policies. Evaluating political reforms using surveys. Communication of simple statistics in climate policies. Infectious diseases. The development and consequences of narcissism. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave cf: GESIS Panel Core Study Module – Panel survey participation evaluation and mode preferences. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Envy in daily life. Important life outcomes and mechanisms in age-related differences in envy. Ethnic and German identity of natives and immigrants. GESIS Panel Longitudinal Core Study Module – Demography Update. Wave ce: Media usage. Work and leisure. When do I do what others do? Social norms, factual knowledge, and their impact on pro-environmental behavior. Conceptions of democracy. Public attitudes towards market economy. Asylum and migration policy. Response behavior and rates. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Demography (update). Wave cd: Personality and personal values. Everyday meat consumption. Conceptions of democracy. Environment, environmental zones, and living conditions. Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres; general life satisfaction. Wave cc: Environmental attitudes and behavior. Social and Political Participation. Party identification revised - measuring party identification within the social identity framework. Reforms Monitor: GIP, LISS, ELIPSS, and GESIS Panel Comparison Study. Within-yearly dynamics and cycles in subjective well-being. Wave cb: Social and political participation: political participation; media use for political information; use of internet for political and social purposes; participation in organizations; salience of politics; efficacy; norms of citizenship; political trust; satisfaction with democracy; left right self-placement. Meat consumption: everyday meat consumption; the effect of information provision on behavior. Interaction of humans and the environment: environmental concern, shopping on a weekly market. Green energy provision in the household: choice situation question on green energy provision. Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres. Wave ca: Subjective well-being: scales of satisfaction covering different spheres. Life satisfaction: ranking measure of life satisfaction. Climate justice: environmental zones; driving behaviour. Evaluating political reforms using surveys: representativeness of online panels; sample quality; question quality; preferences that change dynamically over time; preference separability. Inheritance taxes and motives of intergenerational transfers within families: policy preferences for inheritance taxes; expectation of receiving an inheritance in the nearer future. Wave bf: Panel survey participation; evaluation; mode preferences. Internet access; internet usage. Inheritance taxes and motives of intergenerational transfers within families. Memory: Metacognitive Prospective Memory Battery (MPMB). Demography (update). Wave be: Media Usage: Social network usage. Work and Leisure. Pro-environmental Behavior in High Cost Situations: financial investments. Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bd: Personality and personal values. Beauty-related actions: Social and individual predictors of doing beauty. Conceptions of democracy: Citizens conception of democracy; Political participation. Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bc: Environment and society: Environmental attitudes and behavior. Elections in the European Union. A short version of the Metacognitive Prospective Memory Battery (MPMBs). Leisure travel; Subjective well-being. Wave bb: Social and political participation. Elections in the European Union. International panel comparison: online part of the GESIS Panel, the GIP in Germany, the Dutch LISS Panel, and the ELIPSS in France. Positive and negative affect schedule (PANAS) scale. Additional survey evaluation. Wave ba: Subjective well-being. Environmental spatial strategies. Question design experiments: Cross-national replication. Additional survey evaluation. Welcoming Interview: Media usage: Sources; Political interest. Place of residence: Characteristics of and personal satisfaction with the residential environment. Leisure and work: Priorities; Concepts. Recruitment Interview: Life satisfaction; Social trust; Internet usage; Work and leisure; Invitation to the panel; Demography.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-06-08 / 2013-12-01
    Recruitment Interview
  • 2013-06-26 / 2014-01-31
    Welcome Survey
  • 2013-08-21 / 2013-10-14
    wave aa
  • 2013-10-16 / 2013-12-10
    wave ab
  • 2013-12-11 / 2014-02-19
    wave ac
  • 2014-02-19 / 2014-04-15
    wave ba
  • 2014-04-16 / 2014-06-17
    wave bb
  • 2014-06-18 / 2014-08-12
    wave bc
  • 2014-08-13 / 2014-10-14
    wave bd
  • 2014-10-15 / 2014-12-16
    wave be
  • 2014-12-17 / 2015-02-17
    wave bf
  • 2015-02-18 / 2015-04-14
    wave ca
  • 2015-04-15 / 2015-06-16
    wave cb
  • 2015-06-17 / 2015-08-11
    wave cc
  • 2015-08-12 / 2015-10-14
    wave cd
  • 2015-10-14 / 2015-12-15
    wave ce
  • 2015-12-15 / 2016-02-16
    wave cf
  • 2016-02-17 / 2016-04-19
    wave da
  • 2016-04-20 / 2016-06-14
    wave db
  • 2016-06-15 / 2016-08-16
    wave dc
  • 2016-08-17 / 2016-10-18
    wave dd
  • 2016-10-19 / 2016-12-13
    wave de
  • 2016-12-14 / 2017-02-14
    wave df
  • 2017-02-15 / 2017-04-18
    wave ea
  • 2017-04-19 / 2017-06-13
    wave eb
  • 2017-06-14 / 2017-08-15
    wave ec
  • 2017-09-12 / 2017-09-23
    wave ed
  • 2017-10-18 / 2017-12-12
    wave ee
  • 2017-12-13 / 2018-02-13
    wave ef
  • 2018-02-14 / 2018-04-17
    wave fa
  • 2018-04-18 / 2018-06-12
    wave fb
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
German speaking population aged between 18 and 70 years (at the time of recruitment) and permanently residing in Germany
Sampling
Probability Sample: Multistage Sample
Collection Mode
  • Recruitment Interview: Face-to-face interview: CAPI (Computer Assisted Personal Interview) Following Waves: Self-administered questionnaire: CAWI (Computer Assisted Web Interviewing) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 9703
Note
The waves aa, ab and ac are part of the recruitment process. Due to data protection rules they are only provided within the full data set (ZA5664). The first wave after the recruitment interviews is wave ba. Integration into the GESIS Panel dataset: In contrast to the dataset of the first recruitment cohort (a1), the data set of the second cohort (d1) does not include the data of the whole recruitment interview. The dataset only includes basic information from the recruitment interview for respondents that provided consent to subsequent panel participation. Furthermore, the information from the ALLBUS interview is restricted to basic demographic information that is needed. Structure of the data set: The integration of the second cohort and the increase of waves made a reorganization of the data set necessary. Initially, the GESIS Panel data were provided as one incremental increasing data set that contained all respondents and all waves. With the integration of the second cohort, the data set will be delivered separated by years and cohorts. For a comprehensive overview of the structure of the GESIS Panel data, please refer to the GESIS Panel data manual document.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5665 (Type: ZA-No.)
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Publications
  • Bosnjak , M., Dannwolf, T., Enderle, T., Schauer, I., Struminskaya, B., Tanner, A., & Weyandt K. W. (2017). Establishing an open probability-based mixed-mode panel of the general population in Germany: The GESIS Panel. Social Science Computer Review, 36(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/0894439317697949

Update Metadata: 2019-01-17 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-01-17

GESIS (2018): GESIS Panel - Standard Edition. Version: 27.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.13163